When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 11.5% have Jamaican ancestry.
Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 58,148 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 52.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 42.6% of the
Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.3% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood buck
29.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.6%
of the adult residents in the Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Pennsylvania Ave / Dumont Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.